WASHINGTON — Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 2.0% in the preliminary third-quarter report, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

The gain was below the advance estimate of 2.5% for the third quarter but above the 1.3% annual rate of growth reported for the second quarter. It was below the 2.5% median increase projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters.

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